Everton have signed Orlando Pride forward and Scotland international Claire Emslie on a six-month loan, sources told ESPN.

Emslie signed for Orlando Pride in May 2019 and joined the squad after Scotland were eliminated from the Women’s World Cup following their 3-3 draw against Argentina.

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“Her ability to dribble, pass and shoot effectively with both feet means she will let defenders guess her next move and get our fans excited,” Orlando Pride head coach Marc Skinner said in a statement at the time. of his signature.

“Most importantly, Claire has a personality that will embody the culture of hard work that we work daily to create to pride. We can’t wait for Claire to join the family.”

She scored Scotland’s first goal in the tournament against England, making her the first Scottish woman to score at a World Cup.

The 26-year-old spent two seasons with Manchester City from 2017 to 2019, where she scored eight goals in 31 appearances, helping City win the Continental Cup and the FA Cup in the 2018-19 season.

In November 2019, Emslie joined Melbourne City on a one-season loan. She scored four goals as Melbourne defended her W-League title.

Orlando Pride did not participate in the recently completed National Women’s Football League (NWSL) Challenge Cup after several team members tested positive for the coronavirus.

england Rachel Daly captain Houston Dash for the tournament title after beating the Chicago Redstars 2-0 in the final.

The schedules for the new season of the FA Women’s Super League will be published on August 7. the organization announced on Friday.